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is what happened yesterday. bob dole over the years, particularly when i was at cnn, i got to know bob dole. he was on our show a lot. i really liked the man. he is a genuine american war hero, disabled very badly wounded in the war, never kept him down. he was a great senator from kansas representing the people there and the people of the united states, a very fair, very effective senate majority leader. he didn't do so well as a presidential candidate but a funny, very funny human being, a lot of fun to be around. so bob dole now 89 years old, not in great health just a week ago, he was in the walter reed hospital and word was he was so infirmed they didn't think he was going to make it. so he makes it. he is released yesterday. his wife elizabeth dole wheels him into the united states senate where he urged his fellow republicans to vote to endorse the united nations treaty on disabilities. this treaty, united nation's treaty. it does nothing -- doesn't change any existing law, doesn't give it any authority at all in the united states. it doesn't make
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treaty to protect the rights of the disabled. this is like a christmas carol. there's poor bob dole off his deathbed in a wheelchair -- >> he's been ill yeah. >> stephanie: last week he was reported to be not doing well. >> slapping him on the back. no, we aren't going to vote for it. it is crazy. >> stephanie: a christmas carol. they're so mean. i hope they say hello to the dodo birds. >> they're pushing bob dole over a cliff in his wheelchair. >> stephanie: caroline says one of their excuses that threatened american sovereignty and the endangered home schooling because it would allow american government to impose new laws on disabled home school children. there is no wording that hints that either one of those things could be true. for some of the senators, the real reasoning was because they believe the treaty is part of a vast conspiracy. >> vast conspiracy to tell us that the world is round. everybody knows that ain't so. we could fall right off. >> stephanie: bob dole came to show his support for the treaty.
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the hospital, former senator bob dole made a surprise appearance on capitol hill. looking frail and in a wheelchair, he urged senators to support a u.n. treaty guaranteeing equal rights for disabled people. but his fellow republicans rejected the treaty, saying it threatened national sovereignty. >>> and in missouri, what a sight here, as demolition crews imploded parts of the blanchette bridge. that crosses the missouri river. that is some 4.5 million pounds of steel dropping to the water in a matter of seconds. 75% of the bridge is being replaced or rebuilt. >>> finally, there's a new lottery mystery this morning. it is a monster jackpot, there for the taking. no one's coming forward. and no, we're not talking about powerball. we're not talking about this country. in england, no one's claimed a national lottery prize of about $103 million. 63 million pounds. the remarkable thing, the deadline to claim it is today. it is hours from now. lottery officials, desperate to give this money to the winner, are using a town cryer, riding in a lamborghini, asking people to look in their